Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Life in Past Times

As soon as I saw the image of the old Irish Lady sitting on her Spinning Wheel, I was fascinated by it. It radiates such a serenity, it looks so peaceful in the natural surroundings. When creating this little ornament, I tried to use mainly 'natural' elements: handmade paper pleated as backing, angora wool for the crocheted frame, a little wooden button, a wooden cotton reel, the paper around the reel is also handmade. The only not so natural item was the glue (lol) and the teeny tiny stamp from Little-Z I used for the sentiment ... ah,yes, and the glitter. Enjoy, Petra.

Image: Just a little note, it came from Night Owl Vintage. Unfortunately this blog doesn't seem to exist anymore. What a shame!

Linked to: The Cheerful Stamp Pad

21 comments:

Netty said...

Beautiful tag Petra and love the natural elements you've used and that wooden cotton reel is just gorgeous. Annette x

Jingle said...

This is so beautiful! That is a great image!

Sherry Edwards said...

Wow Petra, you've created the perfect frame (and embellishments) for that wonderful image!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful tag! The fibers you used are beautiful!

Vicki Romaine said...

I love this piece! The image of the old woman is perfect and the spool is the best embellishment ever! Thanks for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

What a grand ol' dame she is fer sure! Lovely piece of art Petra! xx

Michele said...

dear Petra, i love your creation. the colors are just right. and the fibers really tie it together and make it special! xo

2amscrapper said...

This is so beautiful--love everything about it! Helene

Lynn Stevens said...

Fabulous!!!!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

THis looks great...love the pleated edges.

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love the image you have chosen, and the pleated edge is wonderful! This is beautiful and evocative,

Lucy x

craftattack said...

A really beautiful image and you have made it even more so with all the lovely, handmade things.

Terry said...

Wow, your project is amazing. Love the pleated frame and image. Beautiful!

Jack said...

Beautiful, and as for that paper pleating WOW!!! xx

Dawn said...

You have done a beautiful job of this Petra. I totally love the image, your attention to natural detail is wonderful that tiny reel is adorable

Love Dawn xx

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

I love this print and all the special details you added! It is beautiful!

~*~Patty S said...

I Love this little old Irish lady spinning and what you have done with her is fantastic Petra...she looks beautiful and so wise and content!
Love your new blog header too!
oxo

BarbaraW said...

Fabulous piece of art. Awesome job of embellishing. Thanks for joining the challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

JP Card Crazy said...

Love this piece of art. The image is fantastic and all the elements work so well together!

Vicki Romaine said...

Check out the sidebar on the Cheerful Stamp Pad and send me your address. Congrats!

Ali said...

Another gorgous little work of art, love everything about it.

Ali x

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